Kawasaki Racing Team riders Cody Mackie and Luke Arbon will spearhead the team’s 2010 Monster Energy Super X, Australasian Supercross Championship, season opener at Newcastle this weekend as 450 regular Billy Mackenzie will sit out with an injury.
Lites contenders Mackie and Arbon will fly the flag for the Queensland-based KRT operation, with Mackenzie still recovering from a broken collarbone suffered in the United States last month.
Both Mackie and Arbon will be armed with the 2011 model KX250F.
Mackie is all healed from the collar bone injury that prevented him from competing at the final double-header round of the 2010 Australian Motocross Championship where he finished in sixth.
“I didn’t achieve what I was capable of at the MX Championship this year so I’ve got a lot to prove at Super X,” Mackie commented this week. “I’ve got a job to do within KRT and I intend to go out there and do that, starting at Newcastle.”
Arbon showed flashes of brilliance throughout this years MX series, however injury also prevented him from truly shining and showing what he is really capable of.
“I’m very excited heading to Newcastle,” Arbon said. “Last year I had a few good races at the Super X. This year I want to go out there and really prove myself, win some races and hopefully finish on the podium more times than not.”
KRT manager Troy Carroll also look’s forward to Team Green’s Super X assault.
“We’re really looking forward heading into the 2010 Monster Energy SuperX Championship,” Carroll said. “All our testing has gone extremely well.
“The new fuel injected 2011 KX250F has been an amazing bike to work with and we look forward to some good results in the Lites class. Both Cody and Luke have really stepped up and are riding extremely well.”
The Monster Energy Super X season opener will take place this Saturday, 16 October at Energy Australia Stadium, Newcastle.